We just saw the arrival of the outdated MacBook Pro 13 with the new Apple M2 CPU, and now the entirely revamped MacBook Air M2 is out. The previous MacBook Air M1 was among the best tiny laptops of the previous two years, so the new Air has huge shoes to fill.
With a fully rebuilt chassis created for Apple’s M2 CPU, the company hopes to build on this success. As with the larger MacBook Pro models, the new display now supports the wider P3 color gamut. It also includes a brighter panel, new speakers, a 1080p webcam, and the venerable MagSafe connector is back.
MacBook Air Is Much Better Than The Pro Version
The lowest edition of the new model, which only comes with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage, has a much higher starting price of $1199.
Apple continues to sell the MacBook Air M1 with the older 7-core GPU (for the time being), indicating that it is uncertain about pricing as well. This indicates that the product will probably cost about $1,000. We are curious to know how the new MacBook Air M2 performs in regular use, how the passive cooling system manages the new M2 processor, and whether or not you notice the slower 256 GB SSD.
The MacBook Air M2 base model that we bought from Apple’s online shop in the new Midnight color is reviewed here (no press unit). The new Air M2 costs $2499 if you choose all the options (24 GB RAM, 2 TB SSD). In addition, we presently have a MacBook Air M2 in our editorial office with a faster 10-core GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD; the accompanying review will be available soon.